Female-Led Brands You Can Find at Eataly

Every March 8, the world celebrates International Women’s Day, a global day highlighting the social, economic, cultural and political achievements of women. This year, we are spotlighting some of the female-led and female-founded brands we carry at Eataly.  Read on for all the stories!

MEET THE PRODUCERS

apotheke candle
APOTHEKE, CHRISSY FITCHL

Available at all Eataly stores

Founder Chrissy Fichtl’s passion for soap making, scent formulation and essential oils are the roots of what created Apotheke in 2011. Chrissy learned about the beauty of essential oils, starting with sourcing ingredients directly from farms and teaching herself the art of soap making in her own kitchen. Over time, she has self taught herself about fragrance blending. In the summer of 2012, Apotheke opened their first factory, a 3,000 square foot site in Brooklyn, New York. The company has come a long way but the vision hasn't changed. Candles and soaps are still made by hand, and each fragrance is thoughtfully blended at their Brooklyn factory.

Susan Jaffe Marc Jaffe snowdance farm

SNOWDANCE FARMS, SUSAN JAFFE

Available at Eataly NYC Flatiron, Eataly NYC Downtown, and Eataly Boston

Snowdance Farm, located near Livingston Manor, New York, is the passion of Susan and Marc Jaffe, two former New York City executives turned farmers in 2000. The Jaffes have turned their 80 acres into a thriving chicken, pork, and beef farm raising animals free of hormones, additives, and antibiotics.  

Susan Jaffe takes the lead on new business development, sales and marketing, and animal health at Snowdance Farm. Susan is also the farm's star chicken catcher and aspiring sheep shearer. 

Kinderhook Chicken

KINDERHOOK FARMS, GEORGIA RAINEY

Available at Eataly NYC Flatiron and Eataly NYC Downtown

Based in Ghent, NY with over 1,000 acres of rolling hay meadows and pastures, Kinderhook Farms raises cattle and sheep on a 100% grass and legume diet that includes no grain, antibiotics, growth hormones or animal by-products. They also have pastured broiler chickens, eggs from pastured laying hens, heritage breed pigs, and even an apiary. All the animals live out on the pastures of the farm, grazing the forages growing in the fields. Kinderhook Farms was co-founded and is run by Georgia Rainey. 

SEEMORE MEATS & VEGGIES, CARA NICOLETTI, ARIEL HAUPTMAN, and ERIN PATINKIN

Available at all Eataly stores

Founded by fourth-generation butcher Cara Nicoletti, Seemore Meats & Veggies is the party you’ve been waiting for. They combine humanely raised meat with a hearty helping of fresh vegetables and mix them together to make craveable flavors that make it easier to eat what you want and feel good about it, too. Along with co-founders Erin Patinkin and Ariel Hauptman, this trio is on a mission to mix up the industry through innovative and delicious products, kindness, and many, many sausage jokes.

Chickering farm Suzanne

CHICKERING FARM, JOANNE CHICKERING

Available at Eataly Boston

Seven generations of Chickering’s have been raised on the family farm situated along the rich river bottomlands of the Connecticut in Westmoreland, New Hampshire. The family patriarch Timothy Chickering acquired the farm in the early 1760s and then went on to serve in the Revolutionary War, and even sold oxen for George Washington. Today the farm is run by Joanne Chickering and primarily focuses on humanely and naturally raised lamb and calves.

Alysa seland fond bone broth

FOND BONE BROTH, ALYSA SELAND

Available at Eataly NYC Flatiron, Eataly NYC Downtown, Eataly Boston, Eataly Chicago, Eataly Los Angeles, and Eataly Dallas

Based in Dallas, Texas, Fond makes ready-to-sip, organic chicken and beef bone broth tonics that combine pasture-raised protein with fresh herbs and botanicals to nourish the body and delight the palate. They exclusively source grass-fed, regeneratively-raised beef bones as well as pasture-raised chicken bones. As a young mom, Alysa found herself needing emergency surgery all from digestive issues. After her experience, she made a life-changing choice to invest in wellness from the inside out - and eventually started Fond to help others do the same.

Caron-Hands

SIMPLY GUM, CARON PROSCHAN

Available at Eataly NYC Flatiron, Eataly NYC Downtown, Eataly Boston, Eataly Chicago, Eataly Los Angeles, and Eataly Dallas

Caron started Simply gum in 2014 after she discovered that regular chewing gum was made of a synthetic plastic base and filled with artificial ingredients. She started making batches of gum in her NYC apartment and sold the first Simply Gum products in local stores throughout Manhattan. Now, they offer a line of gum, mints, Candy Bars, Fruit Gummies and Smoothie Bites all made with a commitment to good ingredients, delicious taste, and beautiful packaging. Each Simply order is packed with love and care at their factory in Brooklyn, where their 'gum chefs' make the highest quality gum available.

Nicole Dean - Kollo

KOLLO TEA, NICOLE DEAN

Available at Eataly Los Angeles

Founded by Nicole Dean in Los Angeles, Kollo offers a thoughtfully curated & unprecedented collection of bottled brews, each of which combine the simplistic elegance of luxury tea leaves with bold flavors. Kollo teas are brewed from skillfully cultivated & consciously farmed, whole, fresh, single-source seasonal tea leaves each hand-selected for their unique flavor profile. The twenty-four hour, small-batch brewing technique ensures maximum sensory benefits are conserved without the addition of preservatives, flavorings or sweeteners. Kollo bottles are also fully recyclable and designed with re-use in mind.

true north granola

TRUE NORTH GRANOLA, INGRID CHRISCO

Available at Eataly Boston

Unsatisfied with the taste and quality of the granola options they found in  grocery stores, Ingrid (a lifelong foodie!) and Franklin Chrisco launched True North Granola from their home in 2006 while still actively working as educators. Their intent was, and remains, to create healthy products that are never “too sweet,” that are low in carbs, sodium, and sugar, and that are rooted in healthy fats. They also pay close attention to making allergen-friendly products with strict operational processes (no nuts, no gluten, no dairy, no grains). Based in Brattleboro, Vermont, the Chriscos chose the name True North to represent the ultimate destination in one’s search for the finest granola available.

Maddie and Jennifer - Victory Dance

VICTORY DANCE FOODS, MADDIE AND JENNIFER MCCARTHY

Available at Eataly Chicago

Mother-and-daughter-duo Maddie and Jennifer McCarthy, started mixing superfood gluten-free Muesli at their kitchen table in 2013 after Maddie was diagnosed with Celiac Disease. She knew the importance of eating a healthy breakfast, as a lifelong athlete and division 1 water polo player, but after her diagnosis, she realized the gluten free cereals and granolas on the market were simply not cutting it.  Eventually, Victory Dance Foods was born!  It’s now a much bigger table, and a much bigger kitchen, but the approach and commitment has stayed true: brilliant ingredients, always Fresh, nothing artificial, nothing refined.

UPSTATE GRANOLA, SARA BEAR

Available at Eataly NYC Flatiron and Eataly NYC Downtown

Upstate Granola is a sustainable handmade granola company based in Woodstock, NY. Growing up in New York's beautiful Hudson Valley, Sara learned early and often about the importance of sharing good food with good people. Her mother led by example, always putting meals on the table that were both healthy and delicious. Today, those cherished memories fuel every bag of granola at Upstate as each batch is made locally with love.

SKINNY SOUPING, ALISON VELAZQUEZ

Available at all Eataly stores

Alison was born in Mexico City, but when her family moved to Chicago when she was very young, they made sure to keep their traditions alive. Alison's grandmother was, in particular, known for her traditional soups ("anyone who has ever eaten at my grandmother’s house knows you always start a meal with soup - or if you were her, it was the meal"). Eating fresh real food made from scratch was always what she knew. Tired of eating protein bars herself and seeing how many other people struggled to eat healthy on the go, she built Skinny Souping. It was started with the idea of bringing soup back to its roots - the original health food - veggie & broth based, always fresh and absolutely no preservatives.

Eleanor Friedman - La Salumina - credit Ashley Sears

LA SALUMINA, ELEANOR FRIEDMAN

Available at Eataly NYC Flatiron and Eataly NYC Downtown

Eleanor Friedman, a native New Yorker, and her husband, Gianpiero Pepe, a Southern Italian met in Siena, Italy. At that time Eleanor was apprenticing as a butcher and norcino (salumi producer) and Gianpiero was running a local restaurant. Gianpiero and Eleanor decided to move to New York with their dream to open a small salumeria in the Italo-Tuscan style; to use the techniques learned in Italy, while honoring their home in the Northeast by sourcing local pasture-raised pigs. After an extensive search for the right place for their salumeria, Eleanor and Gianpiero found the perfect location in Hurleyville, NY, a hamlet in the Catskills that allows them to be closer to the farmers they work with.

ANDANTE DAIRY, SOYOUNG SCANLON

Available at Eataly Los Angeles

A dairy scientist, music lover, and former biochemist – Soyoung Scanlon of Andante Dairy gives musical names to her creamery and her cheeses. Based in Petaluma, California, her products are designed to reveal the essence of the terroir, or microclimate, in which the milk and cheese are produced.

Blakesville creamery

BLAKESVILLE CREAMERY, VERONICA PEDRAZA

Available at Eataly NYC Flatiron, Eataly NYC Downtown, Eataly Boston, Eataly Chicago, Eataly Dallas, and Eataly Los Angeles 

Veronica Pedraza has a profound resume of experience across the United States farmstead dairy scene. She opened her own creamery during the pandemic, despite all odds, and is now making incredible goat’s milk cheeses in Wisconsin. Blakesville Creamery best sellers at Eataly include: Chevre, Afterglow, Lake Effect, Lake Breeze, Sunnyridge.

Point Reyes FARMSTEAD CHEEESE COMPANY, JILL, DIANA, AND LYNN GIACOMINI

Available at Eataly NYC Downtown, Eataly NYC Flatiron, and Eataly Boston

Point Reyes Farmstead Cheese Company believes that great cheese is made in the pastures, more specifically its made in the natural grasses and cool ocean breezes on their coastal, Northern California farm. Each one of their cheeses is made with milk from healthy, pampered and well-fed cows and is crafted by hand by their team of artisans. Today, Point Reyes is 100% women-owned by sisters Jill, Diana, and Lynn. 

Marisa Mauro - Ploughgate Butter

PLOUGHGATE CREAMERY, MARISA MAURO 

Available at all Eataly stores

Ploughgate Creamery at the Bragg Farm is a farm owned and operated by butter maker and entrepreneur Marisa Mauro. Using pasteurized cream from 4th generation local farm Monument Farms Dairy and a revived hundred-year old butter making tradition, Ploughgate crafts small-batch, cultured butter of the finest quality in Vermont. Cultured butter is made in the European style by adding live active cultures to cream before churning, similar to cheese and yogurt, making it creamier and richer than your average stick butter. 

CAPRIOLE GOAT CHEESE, JUDY SCHAD 

Founded by American cheesemaking pioneer Judy Schad, Capriole crafts hand-ladled goat cheeses in southern Indiana. With husband Larry and their 3 children, she moved in 1976 to her grandparents' family farm in the hills above the Ohio River and a few years later, after being gifted with their first goat, the family had more milk than they could drink. So starting in 1988, they began crafting goat cheese by hand. Along with Mary Keehn of Cypress Grove, Paula Lambert of Mozzarella Co., and Allison Hooper of Vermont Creamery, Judy was also part of a group of women who helped each other create a community of American artisan cheese.

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SCOUT, CHARLOTTE LANGLEY

From watching fishmongers unpack their daily catches in PEI, to perfecting her clam chowder, seafood has long been a part of Chef Charlotte’s life. After working in Canada’s most creative seafood kitchens, she began to wonder how the home chef could enjoy more of it locally. ​​After discovering an 100-year-old canning machine in her friend’s attic, Chef Charlotte was inspired to revive the tradition. Scout combines the seafood industry’s heritage with Chef Charlotte’s own unique take to create a product straight from the heart. By using ethical products from those same fishing communities, they strive to restore the tradition of preserved seafood for North America.

Photo credit to Ashley Sears, Mark DiOrio, Mathilde Bresson.